Absalom’s Monument

Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and set up a pillar for himself, which is in the King's Valley. For he said, “I have no son to keep my name in remembrance.” He called the pillar after his own name. And to this day it is called Absalom's Monument - 2 Samuel 18:18 Tomb of Absalom - Photo by Ricardo Tulio Gandelman …

A Family Crisis

Joel was relaxing on the sofa in the den watching a video when the phone rang. He paused the video and reaching over, he grabbed the extension. It was Matt. "Hello, Matt." "Hi, Joel, are you busy?" His brother asked. "No. Nothing going on here except Quick casseroles and inky obstacles." "Pardon?" "Kira's busy in …

What Lies Ahead

"I can't wait to start buying baby clothes," Kira told Joel. "Today I was in Oshkosh and saw so many wonderful things. I saw Huggable snuggies." Joel stared at her. "What are Huggable snuggies?" "They are blankets with arms. I saw one. It was an grey elephant. It was so adorable. The child can hug …

Matt and Gina Reach Out

Kira was in the bedroom folding the laundry when the phone rang. She picked it up. "Hello?" "Hello, Kira. It's Matt." "Hello, Matt. It's always a pleasure to hear from you. How is everyone?" "Everyone is fine, thanks. Kira, I need to ask you something." "Sure, Matt. What is it? You sound a bit upset." …

Lunch With Shandra

Shandra looked at him. "Are you serious?" she demanded in a low voice. "Your girlfriend thinks that you and I have something going on?" "Yes, she does. I tried to tell her that there isn't anything going on between us but she doesn't believe me." "Well, maybe we should stop spending time together if it …

Boris Tells His Parents

"This is dreadful," Mrs. Knightley said, shaking her head. "I'm so very disappointed right now. I was so looking forward to your wedding. I can't believe that there isn't going to be one." "I'm very disappointed to, Son," Mr. Knightley said. "So, was not being in love with you the only reason why she broke …

Married Sex

I am my beloved’s, And his desire is toward me - Song of Solomon 7:10 - NKJV Sex isn't just about procreation. It's about pleasure too--pleasure between a husband and wife. It is a loving, intimate act between the two people who have become one flesh (Genesis 2:24). Sex existed before the fall of man so it should never been …

Edward Visits Gladys

It was early in the morning and Edward was on his way home from the gym when Cate called him. He sighed. "Hi, Cate." "Hi. You'll be pleased to know that it's over between Derrick and me." "You did the decent thing." "It was Derrick's idea to break up, not mine." "I guess he came …

Jozsef’s Discovery

"So, how did it go with your sister-in-law?" "I'm still ironing out the kinks but at least things are improving between us." "Good. So, you can go to the surprise wedding anniversary dinner." "Yes." "How long have they been married?" "Ten years." "That's great. Do they have any children?" "Yes, two. A boy and a …

It’s No Contest

Today marks the first anniversary of our son's death. We lost him last year Fall to Asthma. They are times when I still can't believe that he is gone--my precious baby. He was thirteen years old. He had his whole life ahead of him or so we thought. I had one crying spell today. I'm …

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